Myofascial Pain (RD Gerwin, Section editor)

Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 433-438

First online:

Myofascial Pelvic Pain

  • Rhonda KotarinosAffiliated withRhonda Kotarinos Physical Therapy, Ltd. Email author 

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Myofascial pelvic pain is fraught with many unknowns. Is it the organs of the pelvis, is it the muscles of the pelvis, or is the origin of the pelvic pain from an extrapelvic muscle? Is there a single source or multiple? In this state of confusion what is the best way to manage the many symptoms that can be associated with myofascial pelvic pain. This article reviews current studies that attempt to answer some of these questions. More questions seem to develop as each study presents its findings.


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